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Tonyrefail in the Parish of Llantrisant

Archives and Libraries

High Street
Tonyrefail
CF39 8PG

Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Ainon Welsh Baptist Chapel
  • Capel-y-Ton Calvinistic Methodist Church

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tonyrefail area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

The Parish of Tonyrefail with Gilfach Goch - contains local transcriptions

Tonyrefail contains two Anglican churches :-

 

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Ainon, Baptist - 1936-1976 - ST 00768828

Description and Travel

Tonyrefail - on Tonyrefail.org - lots of genealogy related content and more

Tonyrefail  - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

You can see pictures of Tonyrefail which are provided by:

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Llantrissant, with Brynsadler, New Mill and Tonyrefail, from the Post Office Directory, for 1871

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tonyrefail has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Tonyrefail to another place.

Land and Property

Collenna estate - Building leases of land in Tonyrefail 1859-1883 - at W Glamorgan Archives (Neath Mechanics' Inst)

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Collection of deeds for property in Tonyrefail         "The deeds relate to the ownership and tenancy of a shop on Mill Road, Tonyrefail, lying within the Collenna Estate"
  • Collenna Estate papers    "Building leases of land in Tonyrefail, 1859-1883; deeds and documents relating to minerals at Gilfach-goch in the parish of Ystradyfodwg, 1853-1875; deeds relating to trusteeship of estates on behalf of William Jones of Craigavon and Painswick, Gloucestershire, 1851-1869."

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST013882 (Lat/Lon: 51.583939, -3.425980), Tonyrefail which are provided by:

Military History

War Memorial to WWI and WWII (and subsequently) at Trane Cemetery. Contributed by Martin Atkins, 2001

Occupations

Cilely Colliery (between Edmundstown and Tonyrefail) on the Welsh Coal Mines sit